COVID-19 DEATHS: A Look at U.S. 2020 Data
In this presentation, Dr. Genevieve Briand, the assistant program director of the Applied Economics master’s degree program at Johns Hopkins University, critically analyzed the impact that COVID-19 had on U.S. deaths. Dr. Genevieve went over where the data could be accessed and downloaded. Together with her, event attendees were invited to think critically about the data presented. This webinar looked at very simple statistics; nonetheless, it shed light on the COVID-19 situation. According to her, the impact of COVID-19 on deaths in the United States can be fully understood by comparing it to the number of total deaths in the country.
Surprisingly, the deaths of older people stayed the same before and after COVID-19. Since COVID-19 mainly affects the elderly, experts expected an increase in the percentage of deaths in older age groups. However, this increase is not seen from the CDC data. In fact, the percentages of deaths among all age groups remain relatively the same.
When Briand looked at the 2020 data during that seasonal period, COVID-19-related deaths exceeded deaths from heart diseases. This was highly unusual since heart disease has always prevailed as the leading cause of deaths. However, when taking a closer look at the death numbers, she noted something strange. As Briand compared the number of deaths per cause during that period in 2020 to 2018, she noticed that instead of the expected drastic increase across all causes, there was a significant decrease in deaths due to heart disease. Even more surprising, as seen in the graph below, this sudden decline in deaths is observed for all other causes.
The Gateway Pundit reported back in August 2020 that the CDC had silently updated their numbers that week to show that only 6% of all the 153,504 deaths previously recorded actually died from COVID-19; that's only 9,210 deaths. The other 94% had 2-3 others serious morbid illness and the overwhelming majority were of very advanced age: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/08/shock-report-week-cdc-quietly-updated-covid-19-numbers-9210-americans-died-covid-19-alone-rest-serious-illnesses
Johns Hopkins University keeps a tracker of COVID-19 cases around the world and the US. This site is used to scare people into staying in their homes and shut off from the real world. So when a study from Johns Hopkins comes out, showing no increase in deaths in 2020 related to prior years, the study had to be taken down. However, the report was retrieved using the Way-Back Machine and this is in part what was reported: https://web.archive.org/web/20201126223119/https://www.jhunewsletter.com/article/2020/11/a-closer-look-at-u-s-deaths-due-to-covid-19
Because the authorities in the US and across the world use various standards in determining if a death should be considered a coronavirus death, these numbers could not be trusted, even in the US. Therefore the only measurement we can use to really see the impact of COVID is overall deaths. This is because we really have no faith in what deaths are classified as COVID due to issues with the classification process. So by looking at overall deaths we see that overall deaths are not any higher than prior years.
Genevieve Briand, Ph.D. BIO: https://advanced.jhu.edu/directory/genevieve-briand
"WE WERE RIGHT: In March We Provided Evidence that the WHO’s Coronavirus Mortality Rate Was Grossly Overstated – The CDC’s Recent Numbers Prove We Were Right": https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/09/right-march-provided-evidence-china-coronavirus-much-like-flu-cdcs-recent-numbers-prove-right
"Johns Hopkins University academic: CDC data shows COVID hasn’t increased US death rate": https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/john-hopkins-university-academic-cdc-data-sho
"Johns Hopkins Study Mysteriously Disappears after it Revealed, In Spite of COVID, No More Deaths in 2020 Than In Prior Years": https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2020/11/johns-hopkins-study-mysteriously-disappears-shows-spite-covid-no-deaths-2020-prior-years
"UPDATED: Johns Hopkins Retracts Article Saying COVID-19 Has 'Relatively No Effect on Deaths' in U.S.": https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/matt-margolis/2020/11/27/johns-hopkins-study-saying-covid-19-has-relatively-no-effect-on-deaths-in-u-s-deleted-after-publication-n1178930
"New Study Highlights Alleged Accounting Error Regarding Covid Deaths": https://www.aier.org/article/new-study-highlights-serious-accounting-error-regarding-covid-deaths/
"The Censorship of Dr. Briand": https://www.aier.org/article/the-censorship-of-dr-briand
"Johns Hopkins University censors lecturer, responds with critique ignoring CDC data": https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/johns-hopkins-university-censors-lecturer-responds-with-critique-ignoring-cdc-data
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